snap line


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a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface

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Slightly wavy rows won't be noticeable from the ground, so only snap lines every several rows to straighten things out.
If one side is closer to the peak than the other, snap lines for all the remaining rows, making the reveal on one side progressively larger until you make up the difference.
New products integrate with Visual Studio 2005 Windows Forms by supporting new features including Smart Tags, Snap Lines, data binding, GDI+ text, and Managed Themes.
If you don't have a table saw capable of ripping that wide, just snap lines and do the cutting with a circular saw and a steady hand.
To avoid some confusing math (accounting for the width of the 2x4 grid), just snap center lines to lay out the grid and then snap lines 1-3/4 in.
1 Snap lines on the wall to align with the alignment marks on your stencil.
These cabinets are incredibly easy and quick to build, because you only have to snap lines and freehand most of the cuts with a circular saw or jigsaw (Photo 1).
snaps and you don't want to fool with or damage the surface with a nail, learn how to snap lines by holding the handle on the chalk box with the line extended past the mark.
It's often used to snap lines for wallpapering or to mark dark surfaces.
When nailing plywood or drywall, use your chalk box to snap lines to indicate where the underlying framework is (Photo 3).